The Avengers: Infinity War movies, which will be directed by Captain America: Civil War’s Joe and Anthony Russo, is said to be filmed entirely in IMAX. Apparently, 20 minutes of the Civil War movie was done the same way, and the Russo brothers justified using the IMAX cameras for the two Infinity War movies.
The Russo Brothers mentioned that they were using new camera hardware for the first time called Arri 65. For the Russo brothers, this is the first time they’ll be using the cameras for the purpose of filming in IMAX. It looks like the scale was good enough to accommodate the taller characters for more “appropriate storytelling,” according to We Got This Covered.
“It’s our first time using these new Arri 65 cameras in the IMAX format and it’s beautiful. Once we saw the 20 minutes of footage that we had shot, that’s when we made the decision to do both movies of the Infinity War [entirely] in it. The scale is appropriate for superhero storytelling. There’s a lot of characters in those movies, a lot of characters who are tall characters. Big characters who are much taller than regular humans.”
Of course, in Infinity War’s comic counterpart story, The Infinity Gauntlet, the Mad Titan Thanos himself is quite sizable against the Avengers, especially when it comes to wielding the all-powerful Infinity Gauntlet. Having had acquired the relic in the Marvel comic book storyline, Thanos does indeed wreak havoc on a galactic level, so it would make sense to shoot the film on the same level.
Also, chances are this could be building to multiple numbers of heroes taking on the Death-worshiping, genocidal maniac. You could probably tell by his imposing stature in Guardians of the Galaxy, as he sat high upon his throne, berating Ronan the Accuser threatening to “bathe the star ways with his blood.” When director James Gunn had his experience filming in IMAX he used shifting aspect ratios when shooting Guardians of the Galaxy, according to Slash Film. Of course, it was already mentioned by Gunn that the Avengers would have no connection to his characters.
Infinity War’s Joe Russo talked about how he and his brother’s wide-screen project will differ from a viewer’s experience at home. Joe also mentioned how fans will not be disappointed considering the amount of characters being shown in these films, which will reportedly span 20 heroes.
“You won’t be disappointed in the scale of those movies, or in the amount of characters that are in them. As mentioned, 20 films of storytelling will intersect in those movies. We don’t have any surprises for anybody [right now]. Those movies are a couple years away. Let people speculate about who they want to see in those films, and why they want to see them. And we’ll see how the storytelling continues to develop in the movies that have still yet to come out. But you won’t be disappointed in the amount of characters.”
It seems Avengers: Infinity War and the Marvel movies leading up to it and after it, when filmed in IMAX, may be considered the best possible means in which to experience the full immersion of the senses.
With a lot of characters, according to The Global Dispatch, there’s “a price to pay.” Apparently when it comes to the Infinity Wars movies, it will entail a “cumulative story telling” process. After all, Ant-Man and Spider-Man are said, according to the Inquisitr, to come later in the Russo brothers’ Captain America: Civil War movie to provide some comedic relief to off-set the darkness of what’s going on between Iron Man and Steve Rogers. So there’s an example of more characters being added to the ensemble as far as their involvement in the movies.
When it comes Avengers: Infinity War, the directors take into account the emotional aspects of the characters and how much it matters to be “mindful” of how fans can appreciate that. Apparently, there’s some emotion involved, and with that comes high stakes. So it looks like some keen emotional investment in the characters contribute to such stakes.
The Avengers: Infinty War movies are scheduled for release in 2018 and 2019 with Josh Brolin slated to play the part of Thanos.
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